Fred: The Show

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Fred: The Show
Fred The Show logo.jpg
Genre Comedy
Slapstick
Created by Lucas Cruikshank
Starring Lucas Cruikshank
Jake Weary
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 24 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Lucas Cruikshank
Brian Robbins
Sharla Sumpter Bridgett
Michael Green
Gary Binkow
Evan Weiss
Producer(s) Don Dunn
Sheryl Levine
Carter Hansen
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Varsity Pictures
The Collective
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release January 16 – August 3, 2012 (2012-08-03)
Chronology
Preceded by Fred: The Movie
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
Followed by Fred 3: Camp Fred
External links
Website

Fred: The Show (stylized as FЯED: THE SHOW) is an American television series, created by Lucas Cruikshank that originally aired on Nickelodeon, in the United States from January 16 to August 3, 2012.[1] Lucas Cruikshank, Daniella Monet, Jake Weary, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and Stephanie Courtney reprise their roles from Fred: The Movie and Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. A series preview aired on January 16, 2012 and the show officially premiered on February 20, 2012. Fred: The Show came to production after the success of Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. The show was cancelled after one season due to low ratings and poor reviews.

Synopsis[edit]

The show follows the adventures of Fred Figglehorn (Lucas Cruikshank) aged 16–17 years old in his daily life with crazy schemes and adventures.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Guest characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. Viewers
(millions)
1 "Love Potion" Jonathan Judge Lanny Horn & Josh Silverstein January 16, 2012 101 3.69[4]

Fred falls in love with the new student Nicolette, so he makes a love potion for his science fair project, but when he goes to spray Nicolette, Kevin gets in the way!

Guest Star: Kate Brochu as Nicolette

Note: This episodes was shown as a special preview on January 16, 2012.
2 "Evil Fred, Part 1" Jonathan Judge Drew Hancock February 5, 2012[5] 105 3.12[6]

Kids and neighbors have witnessed Fred committing petty crimes. As Fred declares his innocence, nobody believes him.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha
3 "Evil Fred, Part 2" Jonathan Judge Drew Hancock February 5, 2012[7] 106 3.12[6]

Nobody believes that Fred is innocent, and Fred thinks that there is an evil Fred running around. He then sees Kevin doing bad things dressed like him, and he suspects evil Fred is Kevin. He then tries to get even with Fred by doing good things dressed like Kevin.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha
4 "Fred the Teen Sitter" Jonathan Judge Josh Herman & Adam Schwartz February 26, 2012[8] 103 2.38[9]

Fred babysits Kevin due to Mrs. Dawg telling Kevin he can't stay home alone after throwing a party, and Fred has no experience and learns how to, all thanks to the book "How to be a Good Babysitter for Kids of All Ages".

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha and Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom
5 "The Expired Cow" Jonathan Judge Jon Kenny Pat Shortt and Shott Gimes February 26, 2012[8] 102 2.38[10]

Fred drinks expired milk and hallucinates that a cow is trying to destroy his cake for Home Ec. Will Fred survive the clutches of the evil Expired Cow? Absent: Jake Weary as Kevin, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom

Guest Star: Shayne Topp as Steve the Talking Cookie
6 "Driver's Fred" Dave Payne Lanny Horn & Josh Sliverstein March 5, 2012[8] 104 2.36[11]

Since Kevin is testing to ride a car, so he can get a driver's license, Fred wants to get a driver's license by driving but then a bank robber poses as Fred's driving instructor and Fred is forced to help him steal money.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
7 "Lemon Fred" Dave Payne Jimmy Hibbert March 5, 2012[8] 107 2.36[11]

Fred wants a scooter, but he doesn't have enough money, so he decides to open up a lemonade stand called Lemon Fred and creates a lemonade called the Lemon Wallop. Guest Star: Dillon Lane as Fred's takeover friend

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
8 "Fred and the Scary Movie" Jonathan Judge Josh Herman & Adam Schwartz March 12, 2012[8] 108 1.64[12]

Fred invites over the baddest girl in school to watch a scary movie (which he took from Kevin) hoping to convince her that he is a rebel. Guest Star: Gracie Dzienny as Holly

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
9 "Best Freds Forever" Jonathan Judge Ed Treaserese March 12, 2012 109 2.00[13]

Fred finds pictures of Kevin and himself, as old friends. Fred then makes Kevin become his B.F.F., or else, he will embarrass Kevin. After Fred tosses the photos, Kevin gets laughed at in school.
Guest Star: Ryan Potter as Bryan,Fred's Best Friend

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
10 "Six Degrees of Kevin's Bacon" Jonathan Judge Anthony Q. Farrell March 19, 2012 110 N/A

Fred assists Kevin after injuring him with balloons full of pudding. But turns out Kevin was faking most of the time and Fred gets him back by gluing him to his wheelchair and eating his favorite sundae in front of him. Note: This episode will be the first episode to premiere on a Saturday and it will air before the 2012 Kids Choice Awards. Also this is the first episode to include a character's name other than Fred's name. Last appearance: Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha and Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom
11 "The Tutor" Dave Payne Lanny Horn & Josh Silverstein March 19, 2012 111 N/A

Fred suspects that his tutor, Eloise, is a Russian spy and exposing this info trumps passing his test Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom

Note: The episode was originally called "Spy Day".
12 "Class Election, Part 1" Jonathan Judge Lanny Horn & Josh Silverstein March 26, 2012 114 1.69[14]

Fred runs against Kevin in a class election, which takes a nasty turn when negative attacks are made.
Special Guest Star: Rachel Crow as Starr and Carlos Knight as Diesel Kevin's campaign manager.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
13 "Class Election, Part 2" Jonathan Judge Lanny Horn & Josh Silverstein March 26, 2012 115 1.93[15]

Fred and Kevin find out that Starr has been bribing people to vote for her and they join forces to make her lose the election.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
14 "Fred's All-Nighter" Dave Payne Dave Ihlenfeld & David Wright April 2, 2012[16] 112 N/A

Fred has to stay up all night long so he can study for a history test he has forgotten about. As he is studying, he has trouble staying up
Guest Star: Ryan Potter as Bryan, Fred's Best Friend
Note: This was the first episode to premiere on a Monday, promoting the "Greatest Hackin' Awesome Week Ever"!

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
15 "UltraMomma" Dave Payne Lanny Horn & Josh Silverstein April 2, 2012[16] 113 N/A

Fred's mother calls in Ultramom to whip him into shape.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
16 "Flour Baby" Jonathan Judge Laura House April 9, 2012[16] 116 N/A

Fred and Starr team up for a school assignment, which requires them to look after a sack of flour.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
17 "No Clue" Dave Payne Josh Herman & Adam Schwartz April 9, 2012[16] 117 N/A

Fred tries to discover what happened when he finds the class gerbil is dead along with the class goldfish. It's a mystery only Fred can solve! But is Fred always so smart?

Absent: Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
18 "The Battle of Little Figglehorn" Dave Payne Chuck Hayward April 16, 2012[16] 118 N/A

When Fred realizes that he's moving to Alaska, he does everything he can to make his last day the most awesome one, including a fight with a certain boy named Kevin.....

Note: After this episode, new episodes stopped airing for a while due to the filming of Fred 3: Camp Fred. This is also the only episode that Nick didn't put on the Internet after it airs.

Absent: Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
19 "Fred Gets a Pet" Dave Payne Dave Ihlenfeld & David Wright April 16, 2012[17] 119 N/A

Fred offers a reward for his missing pet, a housefly. But turns out Kevin found him and killed him as he gives Kevin the reward, anyway. As Fred sets up a funeral for Flapper as it turns out he isn't dead as Fred gets his money back from Kevin after Flapper attacks him. Last appearance: Daniella Monet as Bertha

Absent: Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
20 "A Visit From Grandma" Lance W. Lanfear Amy and Wendy Engelberg April 23, 2012[17] 120 2.85[18]

It's Fred's Grandma's birthday but soon Grandma is missing. Fred disguises himself as his grandmother so nobody knows she's gone. Last appearance: Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
21 "Fred Gets Trapped" Lance W. Lanfear Dave Ihlenfeld & David Wright April 23, 2012[17] 121 N/A

Fred and Holly get stuck in his basement and Fred overreacts to the situation, sorry Holly.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
22 "Spirit of the 90's" Lance W. Lanfear Laura House April 30, 2012[17] 122 2.64[19]

Fred worries about his school's 1990s-themed dance because he's unfamiliar with the decade, and then he has a dream where he is transported to the 1990s.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
23 "Freddy and The Figglettes, Part 1" Dave Payne Lanny Horn & Josh Silverstein April 30, 2012[17] 123 2.34[20]

A music producer recruits Fred to star in a music video and makes him big promises. However, Starr thinks there is something wrong...

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
24 "Freddy and The Figglettes, Part 2" Dave Payne Lanny Horn & Josh Silverstein August 3, 2012[17] 124 2.34[20]

When Fred realizes that his music video really does stink, he tries to make it up to his friend, Starr, when he didn't believe her.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom

Broadcast[edit]

Fred: The Show premiered on January 16, 2012 in the US. The show first began showing in Canada on September 8, 2012. In Australia the premiere was on August 17, 2012. The program premiered in the UK and Ireland on August 12, 2012 on Nickelodeon. It also aired on VIVA in April 2013.

Reception[edit]

Like the films, Fred: The Show was critically panned. Common Sense Media gave the show 1 out of 5 stars and stated that Fred: The Show had "More of the same absurdity from obnoxious YouTube star."[21] Despite the negative reviews, the show attracted 3.7 million viewers with a sneak peek that aired on January 16.[22] A month later, the series premiered with 3.1 million viewers (a 16% drop)[23] However, viewers dropped a further 23% to 2.4 million for the show's second episode - which aired just four days later.[24]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Silberman, Lindsay (February 22, 2012). "X Factor Finalist Rachel Crow Lands Nickelodeon Series". TV Guide. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
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  4. ^ "Cable Top 25: 'Jersey Shore,' 'Pawn Stars,' Drew Peterson Movie Top Weekly Cable Viewing". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
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  9. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush" Wraps Season on Top". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Friday Cable Ratings: 'Gold Rush' & 'Bering Sea Gold' Stay On Top + 'Spartacus: Vengeance,' 'Merlin,' 'Smackdown!' & More". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
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  13. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: "In Plain Sight" Returns on Top for USA". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown" Tops Demos for Second Week". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: "In Plain Sight" Claims Top Spot For USA". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
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  17. ^ a b c d e f http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch/fred/listings/
  18. ^ "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Teen Mom' Wins Night + 'Tosh.0', 'Hardcore Pawn', 'Pretty Little Liars', 'White Collar', 'Workaholics' & More". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Burn Notice' Tops 'Suits', + 'Sullivan & Son', 'Snooki & JWOWW', 'Awkward', 'Project Runway', 'Anger Management' & More". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "Friday Cable Ratings: 'WWE Smackdown' Wins Night, 'For Better or Worse', 'Say Yes to the Dress', 'House of Payne', 'Lost Girl', 'Shipping Wars', & More". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  21. ^ Ashby, Emily. "Fred: The Show - Television Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Monday, January 16, 2012 Cable Final Ratings". The Voice Of TV. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  23. ^ "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Rules Again + 'WWE RAW,' 'T.I. and Tiny,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Being Human' & Much More". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  24. ^ "Friday Cable Ratings: 'Gold Rush' & 'Bering Sea Gold' Stay On Top + 'Spartacus: Vengeance,' 'Merlin,' 'Smackdown!' & More". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 

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